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    • Whatsofunny THEY SAID MY HORMONES WERE OUT OF BALANCE BECAUSE I WAS EXPECTING THE WORLD TO END TODAY. SO THEY SENT ME TO AN ENDOCHRONOLOGIST What’s so funny about this? I was debating whether or not to do another end-of-the-world-joke. The last one was just a little over a year ago. Today is the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012, the shortest day of the year. And according to a lot of panic stricken and panic inspiring TV programs, the last day of a 5000 year Mayan calendar. I was thinking about this at bedtime last night, when I realized that it was already the 21st in Asia. And as I write this it’s already December 22 in Asia, and apparently most of us are still here, waiting. Though my wife reminded me that NY is almost in the same time zone as where the Mayans used to live in Mexico. Oh well, another “prediction bites the dust”. It’s amazing that there is anyone who thinks that the world could actually end in the blink of an eye, during one day. By the time the world really ends, a ka-zillion years from now. Humans and all other living species will have died out well before that. Nevertheless, predicting the end of the world is good business and I don’t expect it to stop any time soon. Speaking of time, let’s get to the joke. What do hormones have to do with the end of time? A hormone is a chemical produced by glands and other body organs that help to regulate the functioning of the body, including the mind/brain. Doctors who specialize in these hormones and glands are known as “endocrinologists.” They study the glandular or endocrine system of the human body. Note that this word looks and sounds very similar to the word in the joke, “endochronologist.” The latter is a pun, a joke, it doesn’t really exist, but let’s look at its components any way. “Chronology” means a time sequence or the study of time. The word comes from the Latin prefix relating to time, “chrono”. So if we add “endo” to “chrono”, we get someone who studies the END of TIME, or an endochronologist. And THAT’s what’s so funny!
    • Whatsofunny It's the end of the world as we know it -REM http://youtu.be/JsxavPANO8s
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    What’s so funny about this? As many of you know, I live on Staten Island. It’s the smallest of the five New York City boros and the...
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    What’s so funny about this? About 20 years ago or so I was listening to a local college radio station which had a call-in contest to...
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    WHEN I’M SEEKING INNER PEACE, I GO TO THE DALI LLAMA FOR INSPIRATION What’s so funny about this? At the risk of being a bit...
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    WHAT DO YOU CALL A DEER WITHOUT AN EYE? What’s so funny about this? I have to keep reminding myself that nothing is too sacred or immune...
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    What’s so funny about this? This little one liner, is based on an aphorism, a helpful little saying that’s supposed to give you “food for...
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    What’s so funny about this? Recognize the guy in the bed? Yep, it’s Mark Twain, the famous writer, in a photograph taken in 1897. That...
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    HEADLINE: A STUDY RELEASED TODAY REVEALS THAT HOMICIDE VICTIMS RARELY TALK TO POLICE What’s so funny about this? You’ve really got to...
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    • Whatsofunny Here's Carla Thomas expalining it all: http://youtu.be/rHxKb_TVWQo
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    What’s so funny about this? In looking for a photo to go along with this joke, I found mostly young men, lying and/or snoozing on sofas....
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    IF A VEGETARIAN EATS VEGETABLES, WHAT DOES A HUMANITARIAN EAT? What’s so funny about this? So, this joke is about one of the crazy...
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    What’s so funny about this? As you hear or read this joke, you may well be asking, “What hill are they talking about?” You might also...
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    • Whatsofunny A FINE IS A TAX FOR DOING WRONG. A TAX IS A FINE FOR DOING WELL. What’s so funny about this? I like this play on words because it switches two words around which mean almost the same thing but end up meaning the opposite. These words are FINE and TAX. Both relate having to pay some money to the government, whether it be local, state, or national. You’ve probably heard the saying that the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. Both are indeed inevitable. No one expects to live forever, though some people die trying. By the same token, no one expects not to pay taxes, though here too, plenty of people try to avoid it, usually to no avail. Taxes are what we pay for the privilege of living in human society. Humans are social animals with a variety of skills. None of us is self-sufficient. We can’t do it alone. We need the help of our fellow humans in order to survive. We are all expected to use our unique skills to contribute to the welfare of society in general. And this doesn’t come cheap. We have to pay for the cops, fireman, sanitation workers, teachers, schools, hospitals, doctors, nurses, etc. all provided by the state to varying degrees, depending on what country you live in. No one LIKES to pay taxes but it is our duty. A fine, on the other hand, is what we pay when we’ve broken society’s laws. I’m not talking about major criminal acts like robbery and murder. It’s more like driving above the speed limit, littering in the street, not having a license for your dog. Stuff like that. Stuff that we try to get away with but when caught we have to pay the fine. But in the US we have a progressive tax system. That means that the richer you are the more you pay. It’s based on the assumption that the more you have the more you can afford to pay. It’s a fair system but it definitely means that you’re being taxed for being successful. If you’re broke and a failure, you don’t have to pay. Fines on the other hand are the opposite. The more you misbehave, the worse you are, the more you pay. You just have to be careful when you get attacks from a tax break that can leave you broke. And THAT’s what’s so funny! This joke and explanation were inspired by my Florida buddy, Ken Kingery and my Aikido sempai, Gordon Wormser, both FINE fellows
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    THEY SAID THE BABY LOOKED LIKED ME UNTIL THEY TURNED IT RIGHT SIDE UP What’s so funny about this? It was really hard finding a good...
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    FIVE DAYS A WEEK MY BODY IS A TEMPLE. THE OTHER TWO, IT’S AN AMUSEMENT PARK. What’s so funny about this? Have you ever heard the...
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    This joke came from the column “Shouts and Murmurs” by Paul Rudnick in the Sept. 10, 2012 issue of The New Yorker magazine ESL ELT XXX...
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    A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and...
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    Traffic needs balance like libras, But everyone's selfish as divas. We hope scofflaw types Will heed horses in stripes. Our...